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Masquerade

Masquerade and Hall Cosplay Hours

Masquerade Office Hyatt Behind Info Booth Near Main Programming
Thursday
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hall Cosplay Office Hyatt Regency – North Central
Thursday
Closed
Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Masquerade Event Hyatt Regency O’Hare – Grand Ballroom
Saturday
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Masquerade Feedback Session Hyatt Regency O’Hare – Masquerade Office
Sunday
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Masquerade

Want to show off your costume on the big stage? Have a performance you’re dying to show your fellow con-goers?
Interested in having a panel of judges review your costume as part of the masquerade?
Awards include
• Best Novice: the best novice-level craftsmanship participating in the masquerade.
• Best Journeyman: the best journeyman-level craftsmanship participating in the masquerade.
• Best Master: the best master-level craftsmanship participating in the masquerade.
• Best Group: the best craftsmanship we saw from a group of people participating in the masquerade.
• Best Walk-on: the best showing-off of a costume by a group which was not performing that our panel of
judges saw during the masquerade.
• Best Performance: the best performance our panel of judges saw during the masquerade. (Please note:
Space is always limited, and it is possible to pre-register for this event starting January 1st of each year. A way
to be sure you participate? Visit the forums on or after Jan 1st of each year to sign up before the con itself! )

Special Award:

The Rising Star Award presented by Arda Wigs

 

Hall Cosplay

Would you like to have a panel of judges review your costume but:
• You aren’t comfortable being in front of large groups of people or can’t dedicate the time that participation in
the Masquerade requires?
• You have a costume which doesn’t quite fit the Masquerade’s categories?
• You have multiple costumes you’d like judged?
If any of the above describe you, participate in the Hall Cosplay contest! Awards include
• Best Individual Novice (Friday and Saturday): the best novice-level craftsmanship we saw for either Friday or
Saturday.
• Best Individual Journeyman (Friday and Saturday): the best journeyman-level craftsmanship we saw for that
particular day.
• Best Group (One for both): the best craftsmanship we saw from a group of people for the weekend.
• Best Prop (One for both): the best craftsmanship on a prop we saw for the weekend.
• Best Child: the best child craftsmanship we saw for the weekend.
• Best American Based Cosplay: the best craftsmanship of a costume of non-Japanese/South Korean origin we
saw for the weekend.
• The Thriftiness Award (Closet Cosplay): the best example of closet cosplay we saw for the weekend (what did
you find at stores or in your closet to make your entire costume?).